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Donald Trump's Sons

Reportedly Under Investigation

for Controversial Hunting Trip

3/25/2012 5:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Donald Trump's sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, are under investigation in Zimbabwe to determine if their hunting trip -- which made news when photos of the guys posing with dead animals surfaced last week -- was actually legal. 

The independent Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force said that Trump's sons used a South African safari firm that is not registered in Zimbabwe during their 2011 hunting trip. They reportedly killed an elephant, an endangered leopard, a buffalo, a crocodile and other "big game" animals.

The task force is currently investigating whether license and trophy fees were paid and if the South African firm had been cleared by Zimbabwe wildlife authorities to operate.

Donald Jr. tweeted after the photos became public, saying, "I'm a hunter, for that I make no apologies ... I can assure you it was not wasteful ... the villagers were so happy for the meat which they don't often get to eat. Very grateful."

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76.

Really?!    

Considering that they are suppose to be smart, you would think that they would be like why are we hunting an elephant and leopards.....not really all that abundant anymore......I get that they are rich, but come on you still have some common sense don't you......maybe not.

841 days ago
77.

mayra    

IDOTA!!! TANTA PLATA AL PEDO!

841 days ago
78.

trou0058    

BOYCOTT TRUMP BRAND AND APPRENTICE!!!

841 days ago
79.

trou0058    

BOYCOTT TRUMP BRAND AND APPRENTICE!!!

841 days ago
80.

jacksonfive210    

eatme:
I bet the animals' families feel the same way. If you put it to vote, more people would rather see the trumps die than any animal. That says something about them. I hope your and their family all die of cancer.
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Eatme is a very sick person and needs help!!!!! I hope one day this 12 year old learns it's not right to wish death on anyone especially someone they dont know and may not agree with them on a topic before it's to late. I wonder who that sounds like? It's like people say karma is a b****.

841 days ago
81.

Shady's slave    

Are all rich people evil?

841 days ago
82.

vicky    

As a South African, I am disgusted!!! Kill the animals on your own continent. Instead of feeding the villagers endangered leopard why not use all that cash daddy has and buy them a banquet!! Beautiful African animals are dying out because of ingorant people like this and poachers, Trumps may as well be classed a poachers as far as I'm concerned!!

841 days ago
83.

vicky    

As a South African, I am disgusted!!! Kill the animals on your own continent. Instead of feeding the villagers endangered leopard why not use all that cash daddy has and buy them a banquet!! Beautiful African animals are dying out because of ingorant people like this and poachers, Trumps may as well be classed a poachers as far as I'm concerned!!

841 days ago
84.

Steve Excell    

WTF- Endangered Leopard?????????

841 days ago
85.

Sharen    

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated. I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man." Mahatma Gandhi

841 days ago
86.

billybob    

Despite of the moral aspect of destroying live just for "fun",
you have one species with is endangered and on the other hand some idiots who endanger this species even more by hunting it.

From a biological point of view it would than be necessary to diminish the species that is endangering all the others.

In a near future, to prevent that a species is exterminated by hunting, you have to punish those "hunters" with draconic punishments in their home countries. In Zimbabwe, Namibia etc. you can make everything "legal" when you pay for it!

It is a shame that just people like the Trumps, who could assume a lot of responsibility, harm the community and destroy the legacy of nature for our kids, by being as decadent and irresponsible as they are.

They are no inspiring examples, they are absolutely worth- and useless

841 days ago
87.

Sandra     

Hope these ignorant and stupid Trumps get to shell out mega bucks for their terrible killing spree!!!!

841 days ago
88.

infohollywood    

Fire them from any hunting party in Africa. What is macho regarding shooting and elephant as they are such a big target. I hope they get jail time, it would like them being in a Zoo, behind bars. Comments regarding them has little sympathy. Bad news is the get publicity for being sons of such and ego!

841 days ago
89.

Coco    

You don't kill endangered animals to 'feed villagers' a-hole!!!

841 days ago
90.

michele    

"an endangered leopard" did they really need to kill that for food?

841 days ago
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